Red Bull: Tyres and weather will define the race

Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull team and drivers report from the first day of the German Grand Prix weekend, Round 10 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Hockenheim.

Daniel Ricciardo

  • First Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:19.697, Laps: 27
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:18.443, Laps: 35

“I think tyres and weather will define the race on Sunday. Today we were happy with our progress and it seems to be one of the closer gaps for a while, but it’s tomorrow when we’ll see how close we really are. I think we had a good car today and we extracted pretty much everything we could out of the practice today. Hopefully we can have more of a fight with the leaders this weekend.”

Sebastian Vettel

  • First Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:20.097, Laps: 28
  • Second Practice Session: Position: 8, Best Time: 1:19.248, Laps: 35

“I think we can improve from there for tomorrow. I don’t think not having the FRIC suspension on the car made too much difference to us today, although I haven’t had a proper look at the other cars yet. I think it will be fairly close between the cars this weekend. It’s nice to be on track here near to where I grew up and I’m looking forward to the rest of the weekend.”